Friedman: Rangers have interest in Andrej Sekera

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have expressed interest in Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera. Sekera, a left-handed shot, had a career year last season, putting up 11-33-44 with a poor Hurricanes squad. This season, Sekera has four assists in nine games, but is still on pace for about 40 points. At $2.75 million this season, the Rangers can actually fit him under the cap without moving salary (which is not what I expected, but Capgeek is never wrong), but his cost is limited somewhat since he is a UFA at the end of the year.

Sekera would certainly be a boost to a decimated blue line in the immediate term. He’d also be a considerable boost over John Moore on the third pairing, if it comes down to that.

6 thoughts on “Friedman: Rangers have interest in Andrej Sekera

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm
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    Okay, you GM’s, who do you give up in this hypothetical?

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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    JT Miller and 4th rounder

    • Nov 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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      While that sounds fair, it seems like it’s too much.

      I would like to understand how this fits into the salary cap. Seems impossible to me.

      • Nov 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm
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        It is impossible. Getting Sekera would require moving one of the top 9 forwards and their salary.

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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    Dom Moore, John Moore, Kristo and 3rd round pick.

    CapGeek may be right today but when Stepan returns I don’t thinnk it will be. The Rangers would need to shed salary and Dom Moore could conceivably be replaced by existing depth (e.g., Mueller).

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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    What would Carolina want with Moore? It would have to be a young player and/or a prospect and pick(s). If Connor Allen shows anything while hes here, he might become a chip in this possible trade, or another. I think Sekera would provide more of what we expected from John Moore; who really, hasn’t shown anything, this year or last. I think he’d be a good addition.

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